Christmas arrived - and went.
As per usual my Christmas gift from Keith was two jigsaw puzzles.
I know I have shared before that I am a "puzzle addict'.
Had finished both puzzles by Boxing Day evening.
They were - Sunset in Venice
& The Baking Contest
The baking puzzle was a lot of fun as one did not know what the picture would be.
One had to use their imagination.
And this was the result - absolute chaos!
I love creating puzzles as they involve my love of colour.
I call January my 'stress-free' month
as no monthly commitments of meetings, few deadlines, etc.
I can please myself what I do each day
without any guilty feelings.
Thus, spent a lot of time stitching and finishing the projects.
Finished the three little stockings I began in December
and stitched another set - this time more similar to Judy's original design.
Design Title: Petite French Stockings
Design Code: JBW 270
I also stitched two versions of the following design -
Design Title: French Country - Petite Stocking
Design Code: JBW 173
and finished them as ornamentals -
And stitched and finished a second version of Judy's lovely design, 'Tidings of Joy'.
However, this time stitched it over one fabric thread
and finished it as an ornamental.
Another JBW design I began stitching was a companion piece to 'Tidings of Joy'.
Design Title: O' Christmas Tree
Design Code: JBW 326
One of the highlights of this month was meeting up with friends
(Yvonne & Jocelyn) from "way-back".
Primary school days.
Below is one of our school photos -
Oxford Crescent School - Upper Hutt
Standard 3, 1959
Front Row, left to right:
Yvonne - 6th girl
Jocelyn - 7th girl
Me - last girl
I was 9 years of age.
Next month meeting up with Jocelyn again
and too, our friend, Marie.
Marie is pictured - second row, 5th girl.
No doubt there will be lots of happy memories to share.
We really did have a wonderful childhood.
Bye for now.